http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDz4iyViSCw Dr. Oz asks all the tough questions about this hot button topic. Can we control the use of medical marijuana? Is it safe to inhale drugs? Can it actually lower cancer risk? Experts on both sides weigh on in the safety of medical marijuana. Hear the debate.
Shaheen Lakhan and Marie Rowland from the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation, stating “We found evidence that combined THC and CBD extracts may provide therapeutic benefit for MS spasticity symptoms.”
Medical use of cannabis has taken on momentum of its own, surging ahead of scientists’ ability to measure the drug’s benefits. The pace has been a little too quick for some, who see medicinal joints as a punch line, a ruse to free up access to a recreational drug.
But while the medical marijuana movement has been generating political news, some researchers have been quietly moving in new directions — testing cannabis and its derivatives against a host of diseases. The scientific literature now brims with potential uses for cannabis that extend beyond its well-known abilities to fend off nausea and block pain in people with cancer and AIDS. Cannabis derivatives may combat multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory conditions, the new research finds. Cannabis may even kill cancerous tumors.